Just In: Saraki’s PDP members set to receive Gobir into YPP in Kwara


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Barring any last minute changes, arrangements have been concluded by the former governorship aspirant during the last general elections, Yakubu Gobir to join the Young Peoples’ Party chapter in Kwara state after several months of romance with Bukola Saraki and his cohorts.

Gobir, who have been allegedly working with the opposition PDP to discredit Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration according to reports will be received into the party by members of the People’s Democratic Party, an attempt to make a farce statement of their followership in the state through hired and paid crowds.

Gobir is defecting to YPP on the basis of the promise by Bukola Saraki to hand the governorship ticket to him, making him the only stakeholder from the ruling party who attended the book launch by Kawu Baraje in Abuja a few weeks ago.

It will be recalled that Gobir ejected embattled erstwhile Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa from the Secretariat he donated to the party for the 2019 general elections. The relationship between the duo has since escalated, forcing Gobir to accept Saraki’s Greek gift of the governorship ticket having mobilized members from within the PDP camp to welcome the decampee into the YPP. 

It remains to be seen if the floating of a third force in Kwara will usher in a new political swing as new alliances and alignments takes center stage with the preparations for the next election year gaining more momentum. 

Meanwhile, the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq who won in a landslide election in 2019 remain popular amongst the locals with several endorsements describing the last two years of his administration as impacting and exemplary. 

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